This beautiful deep purple bell pepper in our garden got me thinking about this old blog post about the rainbow of colors you can find in the vegetable aisle. Looks like I followed through with the purple bell pepper planting. Now it’s time to start picking some peppers.
Originally posted July 2010
There’s a rainbow of color in your vegetable aisle and at the local farmers markets! Have you noticed that bright white cauliflower now has a purple friend? Or that green peppers aren’t always green? I don’t mean yellow, or red, I mean purple!
Purple, my favorite color, is making its way onto our plates. Thanks to hybrid farming your dinner plate can look like a rainbow. Now, I don’t mind trying something different so purple cauliflower may be the next new thing on our dinner table.
Our vegetable garden has been thriving this season. We are currently overwhelmed with fresh tomatoes. No complaints, we love them even if they are just a beautiful red color. I wonder if someone will develop purple tomatoes! That would be perfectly fine with me. I’ll plant them alongside the red ones.
Our green peppers are green and that’s just fine too. But next year, I think we’ll try purple ones and maybe purple carrots too. Maybe our grandchildren will eat more vegetables if they resemble candy.
Don’t forget to stop by your local farmer’s market and help support your local farms.
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